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Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
pursuing a higher education was less than half of today. we'll cut the gap between lower and upper income students. making agrant is livesence to millions of has been discussed in reference to access. pell grant recipients have less than this. after you add scholarship aid or what ever they are expected to -- out of your park it pocket, he still has $11,000 to pay for one year of higher education. their feeling that with loans, additional work, eating ramen noodles. the students are living on the edge. if you do not cut pell grant funding, the students in the range, you run two major risks. some will not pursue higher education. are a number of students are academically prepared to go to four-year institutions while under much down to two-year areitutions where they substantially less likely to complete. in doing with the long-term i think this is appropriate and targeted spending reductions in areas that are not linked to needy students are directly. and pursues a ribbon. i have listed a host of offset options in my testimony. i will just throw out one with respect to targeted spending r
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
massachusetts? when you pull the public on ,hings like education, jobs people want good jobs, people want the american jury. ant the american dream. if you look at the recent blog post, i think it was not an politico -- in sorry. i think it is totally right. one of the great unifying factors in this country was if setwork hard and play by a rules, you should do ok. and our guidepost for our kids, the next generation, are they doing better than they are. that has changed. and people are really anxious about that. they want to work hard and they want to do ok. so i think there is -- when i looked at the elections, in 2013, chris christie won in new jersey, that is true, but so did minimum wage expansion. terry mcauliffe won in virginia, walsh in boston, palacios in new york. blasio in new york. toledo, the person who was protested education -- >> could you speak up? >> the person who was pro- education won. so there is something going on in the country that is about, yes, working hard. nobody wants a handout. but let's level the playing field so we have great public education a
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
nkel follows the second ever treat on c- max next, a discussion of the state of american education. then connecticut governor donal malloy talks about early childhood education programs in his state. speaksan manuel santos about his country' trade agreement with the u.s.. >> in a recent ranking of students around the world, the u.s. failed to score in the top 20 of reading, math, and science. randi weingarten says that that is because the u.s. has a higher poverty rate than other developed countries. hour.s just over one >> our guest is randi weingarten, president of the american federation of teachers. this is her first visit with the group. she got an early look at the joys of helping children learn to turn mother was a teacher. she earned degrees from cornell university and a law degree from cardozo school of law. she worked at a wall street law form -- law firm for several years. she taught in brooklyn while serving as counsel for the president of the united federation of teachers. she served as president for 12 years before her election as a ft president in 2008. that ends the
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 4:10am EST
addictive substances? did just say no work? does education work for substances of abuse? the answer is no. question two -- can we afford to wait when health care will be bankrupted to chronic metabolic disease? we have got 13 years, people, and we have to do something now. not wait for more research. we have the research. we have what we need. policy what do we do? there is called targeted prevention. that is treat the patient, right? treat the obese person. except for one thing. we've just learned that there are more nonobese people who are sick. it is targeted to the individual. the benefit to risk ratio is high. the weaknesses is the medicalization of prevention, which is hard. behavior medication, which is impossible. cost feasibility and limited success across the board. but it is not targeted. it is public health prevention we need. what are the strengths there? it is radical. it is going to work because we will make it work. it's powerful, because everyone is onboard. environmental modification, fix the environment, not fixed behavior. that is what our data show about obesity, fix
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm EST
happy, prosperous, and out of jail is education. it is a tricky business. what we have is not working. it may not be a magic list that will make our schools the best, but what we can do and what we need to do is expand the options, more choices for people, have to be better. the best way to provide education is through competition and school choice, just vouchers, charter schools. we need and all the above strategy, less mandates from washington, more local control. we need to give people flexibility when it comes to where they send their kids to school. a pastor says school choice is a civil rights issue. he might be right. we are part of the country that tries school choice as benefits, especially minorities. too much the government says here is a school in your district, it is failing, tough luck. people in detroit have had enough of this. 80% percent of the parents in detroit would have enough choice would take another choice. families want the freedom to choose to send their kids were they would like to send them. i want them to have as many choices as possible. i live wh
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
poll the public on things like education, jobs -- people want good jobs. people want the american dream. if you look at doug sosnik's recent blog post, which i think was not in "atlantic" but in "politico"? sorry. i think it is totally right that one of the great unifying factors in this country was if you work hard, and play by a set of fairness rules, you should do ok. and our guidepost was -- are our kids, the next generation, are they doing better than we are? that has changed. and people are really anxious about that. they want to work hard and they want to do ok. so i think there is -- when i looked at the elections, in 2013, chris christie won in new jersey, that is true, but so did minimum wage expansion. terry mcauliffe won in virginia, walsh in boston, deblasio in new york. toledo, the person who was pro- public education -- >> could you speak up? >> sorry. the person who was pro-education won. so there is something going on in the country that is about, yes, working hard. nobody wants a handout. but let's level the playing field so we have great public education and we
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
very well, and we were not educating our children to the level we needed to remain competitive. it had almost nothing to do with the federal government at the outset. up rockas been a tactic of barack obama himself adopting this common core. a survey in connecticut, 72% of teachers, we are talking about literacy --e, embrace it. only two percent or three percent inc. it will lead to lower or worse results. others are not taking up position. when you have that embracing of a concept and teachers and administrators have had the time to look at what people want to inhasize, they are moving the right direction. we have seen no movement to abandon our common core. we need to hold ourselves accountable for success. >> it you think about the common core? what are the key strengths? about thenything implementation you are nervous about? >> there are fewer things but deeper. the ability to use those things we are learning successfully. whether it is in support of or inal thinking mathematics being able to answer promptly, i think that is the real strength. i think one-size-fits-all has not
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
with less education. that's not particularly surprising because these are the workers who even in a robust economy have the most difficulty getting jobs in the first place for a variety of reasons, including discrimination. the very fact of long-term unemployment is affecting these workers ability to get new jobs. i know many of you are cosponsors on legislation that would prohibit discrimination against the long-term unemployed, which is a measure we would encourage you to take up as soon as we can. but the focus is on extending benefits. finally, i want to stress again the importance of renewing the program, not just because of the workers who will be affected, but for the economy overall, for the labor market overall and for our society overall. we know unemployment insurance is one of the most effective economic stimuli that we have. cbo scored this just the other day and said if the program is renewed, it could account for as much as .3% in gdp growth and an additional 300,000 jobs. if it is not renewed, it will have the opposite effect. that is very damaging to our economy. es
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 1:50am EST
financially, operationally, and academically. is an advocate of women's education as a pathway to success and has used the platform of college president to advance and highlight president helen drinan of simmons college. [applause] >> thank you. good evening from all of us at simmons college. we are honored to serve as the major academic sponsor for this event. when gloria steinem visited simmons last spring, she explained to us that anyone who believes in equal rights for both men and women is a feminist. surely the woman we celebrate this evening, angelina grimke, was not only an abolitionist, but also an early feminist. i would also like to suggest to that the founder of simmons college, john simmons, a true ally of women of his age, was also a feminist. at the very time in 1838 that angelina grimke was speaking to the massachusetts state legislature against slavery and for a woman's right to vote, only a mile away in the north end, john simmons was actively growing his tailoring business, employing many women here in boston and in the countryside around the city. having observed that most
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
education reform. on getting things done. we love the environment on you can actually achieve results. that's the great thing of being a governor. i look at so many of the members of the utah state legislature who are here. and with each one of them, i can tell you stories about how we were able to get things done and the can-do attitude. it was remarkable. joe then went on to the senate and became terribly frustrated with the culture that existed on capitol hill, something that evan knows a lot about. i went on to china to become our senior diplomat running the embassy there. and we kind of regrouped a little bit later when joe and nancy jacobson, who was the power behind no labels initially came and said would you like to become part of the no labels movement. what on earth is no labels? is it a third party effort to kind of ship wreck the republicans and the democrats. is it a bunch of mushy moderates to get together to take over the world? none of the above. come to find that it is a group that respects the fact that we have a two-party system. they are endeavoring to change the c
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
-educated workforce. we focus a lot on exports. the issue for our constituents are about how much things cost. the concern about the cost of gas. the cost of college. concern about the cost of health care. those kinds of issues are what they are focused on right now. the second thing is what was mentioned about the unity on wanting congress to work that are together. they are angry about this gridlock. we are out of the downturn. teens are stabilized and there are things we should be doing like immigration reform. i appreciate your work on that. i am on the judiciary committee and have worked on provisions on the business side of that issue. we are proud of that senate immigration bill. we want to get it done. it frustrate you to be known as the do-nothing congress? senate side, there are some major things we have gotten done. nearly half of our leaders are women. we have moved ahead on a lot of bills. the shutdown really brought a lot of things to light. this is ridiculous. a are holding us back instead of allowing us to move forward as a country. at is what i hear the most from
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
the education secretary continues to look at this, and we will see what we can do. >> in my constituency, as in many others, small and medium- sized enterprises are the engine room of the economy, so why are business rates rising by an average of nearly £2,000 in this parliament? >> i can tell the hon. lady what we have done on business rates, which is to extend the freeze on business rates that the last government were going to get rid of. what we are also doing on business rates is to have a £2,000 cut in national insurance for every business in the country. for small businesses up and down our high streets, i cannot think of anything that will make a bigger difference than seeing their national insurance bill go down by £2,000 and being able to employ more people. on the subject of how to help business, how on earth can it be a good idea to say that you want to increase corporation tax as you go into the next parliament? that seems to me absolutely mad a new labour jobs tax. >> by the end of this year, more than 8,000 people in our country will have been diagnosed with
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
. given the short term nature of individual employment, the administrative urban of educating and processing the enrollments prove almost as expensive as coverage itself. absorb thiscannot cost and ultimately the cost will be warmed by the public as a whole. the implementation also threatens the safety haven of a flexible work environment by those that work on it. inc. you again for the opportunity to testify today regarding health care law and its effects on the aggregation rules for small businesses like ours. we are committed to working with congress to find solutions that foster growth and truly benefit the communities we serve. >> thank you. our final witnesses donna baker. she is a certified public accountant in adrian michigan. she holds an nba from michigan state university and a ba in accounting. mba from michigan state university and a ba in accounting. >> thank you chairman collins, ranking member alaska's and other members of the committee. it is an honor to be here to testify on this subject. i am donna baker. my own accounting firm for the last 13 years. practice in
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
restricted as to what they can do. if you have just a high school education -- i only had a high school education. the jobs were there when i came out of high school. it was not i thought. a kid with a high school education is pretty much in a deadlocked situation now. if he can even get a job. that is what needs to be done in my personal opinion. host: david in florida. caller: good morning. i believe that you are totally impartial and the way you do your job. thank you. i agree with a lot of what this gentleman was saying with regard to manufacturing. they are talking about raising the minimum wage to stimulate the economy. what are they consider stimulating the economy? putiding jobs for kids to something on the shelf at walmart? we don't make anything. it goes back to china. as far as the raising of the minimum wage, what people fail to realize is that when they raise it here and there -- to the average guy getting it, it is not that much money in his pocket every week. collectively throughout the nation, that is a whole lot more money that the government can tax and take from you.
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
%. whites overall at 6.2%. atican-americans overall 12.5% and hispanics at 8.7%. guest: the education system, the job system is not treating all americans equally. you see that in the minority numbers. some of the callers have talked about this. anyou're going into environment where you are the orst person of this race gender in that role, how much more difficult is it for you to break in as opposed to a workforce that is more diverse? host: you look at the overall but the number%, approaches numeral seven percent because of the increase in african-american unemployed and teenagers. correct? guest: that is part of the factors. you have much higher unemployment among minorities and younger people. you also look at it based on educational breakdowns. the unemployment rate is considerably higher among those who have not completed high school compared to those who have completed college. work isic morath's available online. thank you for being with us. coming up next, the vice president is back in the u.s. following a weeklong trip that included stops in china, south korea, and japan. we
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
all of the education and insights that they need to know and delivering it free of charge. >> is that like the casino? >> i do not think so. in terms of the sustainability of my business, i will continue to have a job. education is a key component of that. the more successful our clients are, the more successful our businesses will be. >> next question. the amount of options and derivatives in td ameritrade at the time was about 9% of volume. it is now in the mid-40's. that is incredible growth. there is a different climate. how do we move this huge growth down to this younger generation? how do we make it so that it is investable for them? >> absolutely. this goes back to what i was saying before. make sure you are providing the tools for that younger generation. think about how they live now. they are gaming on their mobile devices. it could be video or written. they like to follow and interact socially. that is one of the things that we have done with dough. we provide all of those avenues for the younger generation and to learn about trading and follow other traders and watch what
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
, 40 years ago. the people in the service these days are much more highly educated and well trained. they are dealing with complex software systems and they are costing more because we invest a lot more in them and it costs more to retain them. there are opportunities in the private sector that are greater. part of the thing driving these military personnel costs to some degree is the technological advancement and the fact that we are expecting -- what we are expecting out of them in terms of training and performance is higher than it was 23 years ago. host: earlier you mentioned the cost of military pay. a "new york times" op-ed last month suggested that military pay should be put on the table. host: do you think it is likely that pay would be a target as the pentagon looks to cut costs? guest: i think that pay as a target is an interesting idea. i don't think anyone is going to flat-out reduce military pay. "the new york times" editorial notes this is a politically and emotionally fraught area of the budget to be debating. i cannot imagine an area where people would be saying you
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
mae also is the biggest u.s. student lender. loans to student of on education from the 2012 program for international student assessment, an exam given to 15-year-old worldwide shows the 90 students lagging in math and just average in reading. american students fail to place in the top 20 in any category. education secretary arne duncan calls the result "picture of educational stagnation coastal but added we must invest in early education, raise academic standards, and do more to notchit and obtain top- educators. top scoring teams are in singapore, south korea, japan, and hong kong. an update on the new york city ormuter train derailment reporting investigators believe the operator of the train involved in the jarrell meant on sunday fell asleep prior to the incident. william rockefeller all but admitted he dozed off. sources say he was, in their words, jolted from a sleep and hit the break. but he did not have enough time to stop the train as they headed into a curve rated for only 30 miles an hour at a speed of greater than 82 miles per hour. four people were killed and over 60 w
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am EST
not have the skills and the education, employers are not hiring you. i feel sorry for anyone over age 50, they will have a tougher time. you cannot continue to hand money out. the obama administration has won a number of events over the short period of time he has been in office. loses, hishe wins he plans are not working. time for a does of reality. time to change the way we do things or we will watch this country fall. host: that is anthony. why eventes in, consider extending unemployment benefits other than to keep america from ever recovering? we will keep talking about this issue on this first 45 minutes of "washington journal." some of the other headlines from capitol hill. this according to "the washington times," senate approves a 10 year extension of the plastic gun ban. ban on undetectable plastic guns for 10 years hours before the act was scheduled to expire. advocates lamented it did not go far enough and vowed to push forward. "washington times," just below that, lawmakers in a hurry military budget. this is a topic we will get into it with john garamendi, a democrat
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am EST
deployment come in various hostile environments, home. they are better educated now than they ever have been in history. they're also equipped with technology available that at a moment's notice can get information to virtually any question you have regarding benefits. the va pictures this as a disaster waiting to happen because these are the veteran that are filing complex claims. on november 7th, secretary shin seki took credit for reducing the backlog by one third since march. we caution this panel and everyone involved with va claims to don't take that as gospel. it's a big part of the claims process and that they are not telling people. the most insignificant type of claim is not a medical claim. it is called a dependent status change. you get married, have a child, get divorced, your child features out. it is one document with one attachment from your marriage certificate, divorce decree, what have you. those going to claims. they are adjudicated right alongside him unless a terminal lung disease for agent orange illnesses. unfortunately, those claims and we have been able to
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
offering good primary care education and internal medicine opportunities. i believe it is coming. it is a crass expression, but i think it is true, you have to follow the money. you have to follow the money with regard to reimbursement, with regard to educational opportunities and where the money is for assistance for students, follow the money all the way through the process. i also think scope of practice is very critical. we have got to find that her balance with the way care is provided today. let's give nurses more authority than they have today. we can do a lot better in designating proper roles as we look at good prevention and wellness as well. >> hi, senator. i am with the national academy for state health policy. one of the areas you mentioned was the role of states. i was wondering if you could talk a little bit about some of the long-term consequences for the different experiences you will be having from state to state. i am thinking a state like new york where they have done their own marketplace and they are expanding medicaid, consumers there are having a much different exp
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
agricultural education. thank you, mr. speaker and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. waxman, for five minutes. mr. waxman: thank you very much, mr. speaker. on february 15, a small group of democratic members of the house joined together to form the safe climate caucus. we vowed to come to the house every day to talk about the defining environmental challenge of our time, climate change. today marks the 100th day we have spoken on the house floor. the safe climate caucus is composed of representatives from across this country. we come from the west coast, the east coast, the north and the south and the midwest. we come from coastal regions, urban areas and rural communities. we represent a cross-section of america. we started the safe climate caucus because of the enormous disconnect that exists between what scientists are telling us about the dangers of climate change and the conspiracy of silence and denial that exists in this house. there is a mountain of evidence that climate chang
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:55am EST
catholic faith and insistence on the importance of education, and his personal dignity and strength in the face of the injustices of the segregated south taught our supreme court justice everything he needed to know to meet the challenges and opportunities that were ahead of him. the sisters at saint benedict and saint pius added a few things, too. [laughter] initially, young clarence thomas was called to the priesthood and he entered the seminary. the call gradually lost its strength and a bigoted comment by another extinguished his vocation. he left the seminary. in fall 1968, he enrolled at holy cross college. yale law school came next. after earning the elite degree, he had difficulty finding a big- city law firm job. so he accepted an offer from the attorney general of missouri and served as an assistant attorney general in jefferson city from 1974 to 1977. after a brief stint in corporate law, he followed the then senator danforth to washington, d.c. in 1979, just in time for the reagan revolution. over the next dozen years, clarence thomas served in all three branches of government.
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
and economic growth. where they are given the chance to be educated and get the health care they deserve to have. we know that society benefits. women and girls can participate in peacemaking and peace building. as full members of society's trying to resolve conflicts. we know resolution is more likely to be sustained. it is a great honor for me to have this award. it is a reminder of how much more we have ahead of us to accomplish. dreame sure that tom's and his life, the examples of the award recipients unlike bring out, income each of us, our own commitments to what we will do to further the cause of human rights. it is certainly what tom would expect us to do. ideals and byis accepting this award, knowing that he would not let me off the hook otherwise. i willomething that continue to be committed to in every way that i can and every fiber of my being because the kind of world we want is a world tomhich nelson mandela and lantos can be proud. thank you very much. [applause] >> later tonight on c-span, we will have remarks by kentucky senator rand paul who poke at -- spoke at
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
to commerce and educational exchange and all that has begun to break down, that's something that the young people of gaza are going to want. and the pressure that will be placed for the residents of gaza to experience that same future is something that is going to be i think overwhelmingly appealing. but that is probably going to but that is probably going to take place during the course of some sort of transition period. and the security requirements that israel requires will have to be met. and i think that is able -- that we can accomplish that, but ultimately it's going to be something that requires everybody to stretch out of their comfort zones. and the one thing i will say to the people of israel is that you can be assured whoever is in the office i currently occupy,
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
law. >> e-house education collegettee examines affordability and appel grant program. you can see it live at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span three. colombian president one man well santos speaks at the national press club about the economic and political situation in colombia. that is live also on c-span3. >> as you walk in, there tables out front with pamphlets, prior to entering the gun show. howpamphlets are all about the government is trying to take away your guns. those were the guys i wanted to talk to. they were the guys with the leaflets. i said to them. is this yourself? and they said yeah, who are you. i said i am an academic, a researcher and i'm doing research on these organizations and these ideas and trying to understand them. a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said -- and asked me questions. i said look, here's what i am. i don't get it. here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your worldview. look, you will not convince me, and i will not convince you. that is off the table. what is on the table is at one to understand why y
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
when a scientific education. people who understand the technology that the patent covers. this helps to ensure that patents are not issued for inventions that are already in the public domain. or that would be obvious to a person who is skilled in the technology. under the gentleman from california's amendment, however, an applicant could short circuit the entire patent examination's process and present his evidence of patentibility for the first time in district court. now, i have known many district judges who are excellent lawyers, but very few of them have degrees in biotechnology. very few have degrees in electrical engineering. yet under this amendment these judges would be making the initial determination whether, for example, a purported computer invention is novel and nonobvious, and whether it has been properly enabled. i would ask my colleagues, is there anyone here who believes that the united states will issue higher quality patents if the applications are never, never, never reviewed by an examiner with a scientific background? does anyone believe that we will have bett
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
lot of the old barriers to commerce and educational exchange and all that has begun to break down, that's something that the young people of gaza are going to want. and the pressure that will be placed for the residents of gaza to experience that same future is something that is going to be i think overwhelmingly appealing. but that is probably going to take place during the course of some sort of transition period. and the security requirements that israel requires will have to be met. and i think that is able -- that we can accomplish that, but ultimately it's going to be something that requires everybody to stretch out of their comfort zones. and the one thing i will say to the people of israel is that you can be assured whoever is in the office i currently occupy, democrat or republican, that your security will be uppermost on our minds. that will not change. and that should not mean you let up on your vigilance in terms of wanting to look out for your own country. it does -- it should give you some comfort, though, that you have the most powerful nation on earth as your close
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Dec 10, 2013 12:00am EST
, where was she educated? we are going to visit the town of clayton, georgia. how big is it? that's when she was there it was dirt roads. now the roads are paved, but it doesn't look much different today than it did then. they are surprised they ended up there because when they were younger the goal was to get out of the town. >> that's check out this video. >> not much has changed since the president and mrs. carter grew up here. if we were to take away this asphalt and have a dirt road in front of it, it would look very similar to a photograph of planes, circa 1925. she lived here with her mom and dad, brothers, and sister. one of her favorite memories is when her dad would come home from work, go into the kitchen, give her a 800, swing her around, and give her a kiss. rosalynn carter lost her mother at a young age. a trained nurse here in plains. on the night of his passing they actually took rosalynn carter to be with jimmy carter's sister ruth. this is jimmy carter's farm. it is important to rosalynn's story, because she would have spent a lot of time out here with president carter'
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
school districts educate military children. the bill will extend existing military land withdrawals in a number of places that would otherwise expire, leaving the military without critical testing and training capabilities. the bill includes a new land withdrawal to enable the marine corps to expand its training area at 29 palms. the bill provides needed funding authority for the destruction of syrian chemical weapons stockpiles and for efforts of the jordanian armed forces to secure that country's border with skier syria. earlier today, general martin dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, wrote a whrer to the leadership of the senate and the house of representatives in which he strongly urges completion of action on the national defense authorization act this year. general dempsey's letter provides a long list of essential authorities that will lapse if this bill is not enacted. the -- and this is one just -- one paragraph that of his bill l -- his letter. the authorities are crit l cal to the nation's defense and are urgently needed to ensure that we all keep faith w
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
the educational process to work. we will put a small fine on this year of a few dollars. $95. guest: the next year, the fine goes up. and the next year. there will be increasing pressure to get everybody in. the reason is very simple. to need healthg care at some time or other for something. the idea that i can wait until i am sick and then i will jump in, that means you're a free rider. if you are in an automobile accident, who pays for it? host: was it shortsighted to have a small penalty the first year given the problems we have seen? what if people do not sign up because they sated paoli is $95, i will pay that -- because they say the penalty is $95, i will pay that? guest: that is a political decision. should have been $5,000 or five dollars. we picked 95. if it was $200, more people would want to get in. you would have had the initial bill coming out with a $500 fine if you don't sign up. jumping up in the air about that. was it the right number, i don't know? host: how did you -- did you come to $95? guest: i have no idea. in, why didn't you fix the bill before you pass the?
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
go to a community college in infield, connecticut. they had been offering a manufacturing education program for 12 years and had 98% to 100% placement rate. we have 12 community colleges. it makes no sense in a state that is number two per capita in submarines and construction. almost all of it is high-value added as opposed to lower value added. we were not reshaping our schools to produce the human capital. >> did you find out why not? >> yes, it was outside the box. it was outside people's educational box. we now have added three additional community colleges. that model is being used to rebuild the high schools, which the state runs. yes, we are changing. >> thank you, i really appreciate it. i want to thank you for all the school safety measures. rick alluded to secretary duncan's piece. has the federal government become irrelevant to the work you are doing, or is there a role the federal government can play that complements your role? -- complements the role the state and local government can play? >> let's go back to the comments about the $100 million grant program. even if
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Dec 8, 2013 1:05pm EST
color and workers with less education. and that's not particularly surprising because these are the workers who, even in a robust economy, experience the greatest difficult in getting jobs in the first place for a variety of reasons including discrimination. the very fact of long-term unemployment is affecting these workers' ability to get new jobs. i know many of you are co-sponsors on legislation that would prohibit discrimination against the long-term unemployed which is certainly a measure we would also encourage you to take up as soon as you can. but today's focus is obviously on extending the benefits. finally, i want to stress again the importance of renewing the program, not just because of the workers who will be affected, and you will hear from them, but for the economy overall, for the labor market overall and for our society overall. as congressman levin again pointed out this morning, we know that unemployment insurance is one of the most effective economic stimuli that we have. cbo said if the program is renewed, it could account for as much as .3% in gdp growth next y
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Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
at workers compensation reform or hiving -- or having a highly educated labor sector. drive an things help economy. people in the past said, well, we really don't have enough fossil fuel supply. but now we know, through technology and innovation, having the good and fair regulations, that we do have energy supply. so my state of oklahoma, since 2011 when i took office because of our business-friendly policies, education, reform we have done, making government smaller and more efficient, we have seen our economy change. the per capita income has grown by 8% for a family of four. >> it is self-defense. you have a guy who will steal every last job from you if they can. rick perry -- he is glad they are up here right now. while we are up here talking, he had his people on the phone to ohio and oklahoma stealing their jobs. >> we fish where the fish are. and generally speaking, i am spending a lot more time in california or illinois and new york than i am in oklahoma. >> we just beat him in football. [laughter] >> you know how to hurt a person, mary. >> but listen to talk to you about the
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Dec 3, 2013 12:00am EST
light on a dark corner, by educating the public. >> next up we'll listen to president ford himself announcing the results of her surgery. >> i just returned from the hospital where i saw betty as she came from the operating room . the doctor assured me that she came through the operation all right. [applause] it's been a difficult 36 hours which our faith will sustain us and betty would expect me to be here. >> in a few weeks i will complete my chemotherapy treatments and that will be another milestone for me. since that first year i have not talked much about the difference of my experience with cancer. and t the my mast tecttoim the mastectomy and the discussion about it i was glad to see it because it prompted a large number of women to go and get checkups in their local communities. it made my recup relation easier because i knew that i was helping others. i make this progress report to help cheer up those who have just had an operation for cancer and to encourage them to keep up their good spirit. part of the battle against cancer is to fight the fear that ack anies the diseas
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
from education, to health care, to a safe shelter from the streets, which means that you're harnessing the power of community to expand opportunity for folks here in d.c. and your work reflects a tradition that runs through our history -- a belief that we're greater together than we are on our own. and that's what i've come here to talk about today. over the last two months, washington has been dominated by some pretty contentious debates i think that's fair to say. and between a reckless shutdown by congressional republicans in an effort to repeal the affordable care act, and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody has acquitted themselves very well these past few months. so it's not surprising that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all- time high. but we know that people's frustrations run deeper than these most recent political battles. their frustration is rooted in their own daily battles -- to make ends meet, to pay for college, buy a home, save for retirement. it's rooted in the nagg
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Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
doesn't work. let's try something different. we spent unbelievable sums in money on education and other schools are falling apart. throwing money is not the answer. we have to allow them to north innovate. we must end corporate welfare and crony capitalism. we must encourage policies that will lift up the individual. allow creation for new jobs and improve the schools. can't be a bailout though. it won't work. it would lead us further down a path of dependency. more jobs are only one part of the solution though. i believe we must also show that we can build on a government that values our god given rights of all americans. in addition economic freedom, we have to have a 21st century civil rights agenda with education, choice, voting rights and prison reform. no one life should be ruined because of a youthful mistake. no one should be thrown in prison for years and decades when they haven't hurt anyone but themselves. no one should lose their voting rights because they spent time in prison. it does us no good to create jobs for young people in detroit if they can't later get such j
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Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
their friends to hire bernie made off. [laughter] public a better educated about what the options are and that certainly is a major rarity of the cfp board to increase the standard of professionalism in the financial planning industry. the family do go to and friends but they also go to themselves. we saw that. that was interesting in the polls. to me it is the same issue if i were to ask this room how many of you are above average drivers. [laughter] you'd find that more than 50% of you would raise your hands, but if you are a statistician, you know that the answer is that you are not. so i think people are more confident in their abilities, maybe they are -- maybe they should be. people do need advice and it is our job at the board to make sure that is top-flight advice. >> if i could pick up on that, i was surprised by the conference withpeople said they had their ability to make financial decisions. i see an opportunity which some of our companies are using to leverage social media to get the information out in the community of people that you trust. we have seen a number of n
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Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
childhood education and pre-k have been part of his proposal all along. i was excited to hear what he said echoed. when women succeed, america succeeds, and this is our agenda. income inequality, as he pointed eroding thely middle class, which is the backbone of our economy. earlier, a representative from kentucky talked about how it is the right thing to do to improve the health of thousands of his citizens over the next decade. he also talked about it from an economic and fiscal standpoint. 50 million dollars will be injected into kentucky's economy. it will bring $800 million to the state treasury, create 17,000 jobs and support their glad toso we were very hear what he had to say at the press event and afterward. in few areas has a lot been of greater impact than in the lives americans with chronic conditions. if you had insurance that you liked before, whatever it was, it is going to be better now because of no pre-existing conditions being a barrier to your access to insurance. also removing lifetime or even on the funding you can receive for care. thanks to affordable health ca
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Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
down for america's workers. that's why you see someone like lisa or vera or stan educated, experienced, long tenured workers who can only find jobs that pay far less than the jobs they have lost. i think that that is something we really need to think about in terms of the future consequences of this crisis. it will be a huge crisis if the program is not renewed. there is no question that will affect millions upon millions of people, but long-term unemployment has long-term consequen consequences and builds deficits into our future. we need to take those into account as you all craft policy, we as advocates promote policies. this is not just an immediate problem. it's a long-term crisis for our country. >> i would love to hear from you all. are people saying, hey, lisa, vera, we would hire you, but we know you wouldn't stay here for this $8 an hour, so therefore, we aren't going to hire you? >> representative moore, here is how i want to answer that. you can't prove age discrimination, but i lost my job of 14 years two weeks before i turned 50. two black happy birthday ball
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
him urban development, labor, justice, defense, health and human services, education committee, irs, some of the social security and small business administrations, as well as a number of other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. veterans are counting on us to solve these challenges. for its part, v.a. operates a large health care -- integrated health care system, maybe one of the larger ones in the country, 151 medical centers, 871 clinics, 300 vet centers, and i know there are 70 mobile outreach clinics that reach out into the most rural areas defined veterans who live remotely. over 1700 remote access points nationwide. beyond health care, v.a. provides $10 billion in education assistance annually, second only to the department of education. v.a. guarantees nearly 1.8 million home loans, the only zero-down in the nation, and our foreclosure rate is lowest among all categories of mortgage loans. v.a. as the ninth largest life insurance, with 6.7 million clients and 95% customer satisfaction rating. to the support of the congress and the leadership of the presiden
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
as a resource and not a cost. education and training must therefore be looked at very closely to ensure that we empower the workers, raise productivity levels and meet the skills needs of a modern economy. important work will have to be done in and significant resources devoted to the areas of science and technology, including research and development. government is also convinced that organised labour is an important partner whose cooperation is crucial for the reconstruction and development of our country. that partnership requires, amongst other things, that our labour law be reformed so that it is in line with international standards, apartheid vestiges are removed and a more harmonious labour relations dispensation is created, on the basis of tripartite cooperation between government, labour and capital. the government is determined forcefully to confront the scourge of unemployment, not by way of handouts but by the creation of work opportunities. the government will also deal sensitively with the issue of population movements into the country, to protect our workers, to gu
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
them. where women and girls are given a chance to be educated and to get the health care that they deserve to have, we know that society benefits. where women and girls can participate in peacemaking and peace building as full members of society in trying to resolve conflicts, we know that resolution is more likely to be sustained. it is a great honor for me to have this award, but it is just a reminder of how much more we have yet ahead of us to accomplish. we have to make sure that tom's dreams, tom's life, the examples of the award recipients with us and those unable to come like the dalai lama and elie wiesel bring out each of us our own commitments to what we will do to further the cause of human rights, universal human rights, for every man, woman, boy and girl in the world. it is what tom would expect us to do to hold high his ideals. by accepting this award and by accepting this award and knowing that tom would not let me off the hook otherwise, it is something that i will continue to be committed to and every way that i can with every fiber of my being because the kind of
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
on our list that we just had to get done. the tax code had to work. education has to work. you had to have a electric regulatory system that worked. you have had to be fast on the dime in working with the private sector because they could take their in investment real fast. so we had our own little strategy. what is the strategy for hawaii? what is it that you must get right to survive in the 21st century and that defines what you are able to did with your legislatived about did i ann if you feigned yourself in a minority meteorologist. position. >> are you the many many republican? >> seven out of 51 in the huhs. we are 8 out of 76. those were the numbers. >> representative, we were trying to change your dynamic. >> there is a saying in the house that the other political party is the opposition. but the enemy, the enemy is the senate. so i guess we temporarily lumped you in with the enemy. we are sorry about that. sounds like your side emphasizes quality, not quantity in the state legislature so i would take the approach, my state is a more republican state altogether. i used to t
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Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
, someone who will now arry on his legacy to the future. he and she launched the british for education for every child. he warned us when we had that mozambique, ence in he said to get every child to school, we would have to end hild labor and child marriage and child trafficking and we would have to end the discrimination against girls that he and his wife have been involved in ever since. nelson mandela, at the beginning of his conference said the cause was so rgent, they have now come out of retirement so that he could prosecute the cause. and at the end of the press onference, he said it's now up to the younger generation and he was returning to his retirement now. i visited in south his son he week that died of aids. in mourning and grieving about he events, he came out to the press with me and he said that ids is not to be treated as a moral judgment. like what he ated a disease and greatness for cure. his greatness was a greatness of the human soul. mrk, my good fortune was to meet nelson mandela not so long after he left prison. i remember the first greeting. of the british empire.
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Dec 2, 2013 1:35am EST
a.m. eastern. a speech about american education policy in connecticut. >> on august 9, 1974 vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. this is the dress that ms. ford was wearing at the swearing in ceremony. she was less than excited about becoming first lady but president ford encouraged her saying we can do this. she resolved if i have to do this, i'm going to have fun doing it. within 10-days she had a state dinner to entertain king hussein of jordan. she had to prepare for that as her role of first lady and she hit the ground running. first lady betty ford monday night at 9:00 eastern. >> next is constitution and role judges with supreme court thomas. this is from the 2013 lawyer's convention in washington, d.c. it's a little less than an hour. >> thank you, david. could evening, everyone. it is my great honor and pleasure to introduce our distinguished guest this evening. although much of what i might say by way of introduction is no doubt familiar to all of you. justice clarence thomas has served with great distinction on the united states supreme c
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Dec 9, 2013 12:00am EST
over to a preschool? >> the secretary of education is here and i'm sure he will want to write you on that specific case. one of the things this government has done is remove the dead hand of bureaucracy and centralization to make sure the teachers can't teach the way they do best in the classroom and the parents have a greater role in the running of our schools. >> with a reference back to a decent question from the honorable gentleman, perhaps not on this issue, with the deputy prime minister agree that, for the coalition's concern on europe, actions actually speak louder than words? would he agree that the chancellor's decision sometime back to assist the irish economy, the very responsible conduct of the internal unity -- of the internal european government to review, and the prime minister's own words in china, he wants to recommend we stay in. this is a great boost of confidence for people like him and me, down to life liberal democrat and pro-european. >> it is always a joy to hear the mischievous wit and wisdom of my right honorable friend. as he knows, we are as one on the eu
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
genomics. they have helped educate individuals about the importance of gna -- dna and the genome. at the same time, it is not entirely clear, what information is useful to patients in being cared for by a physician or a pharmacist or another have their professional -- health care professional. us bashitute takes takes this very seriously. there are legal and social implications of these genomic advances. we are supporting these genomic studies. we realize that there are many issues that need to be considered if we are going to use genomics as part of routine medical care. host: we have one question left. good morning and thank you for your research. is your research leading to be able to predict when genetics -- genetic procedures will hit? -- diseases will hit? sometimes a disease will skip a generation or so. resource -- research leading to any way of predicting? that is a great question. i tried to manage expectations. right now we can weed out people and make some predictions about certain diseases that they make at -- might get. in some cases, we can say with certainty. in most case
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